Cubs finalize 1-year contract with veteran reliever Workman

                                                                                                                                                                                                   
  • FILE - Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brandon Workman delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, in this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cubs bolstered their pitching depth Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, agreeing to contracts with veteran relievers Brandon Workman and Pedro Strop. Workman received a $1 million, one-year deal, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced.

    FILE - Philadelphia Phillies relief pitcher Brandon Workman delivers a pitch during a baseball game against the Washington Nationals in Washington, in this Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2020, file photo. The Cubs bolstered their pitching depth Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021, agreeing to contracts with veteran relievers Brandon Workman and Pedro Strop. Workman received a $1 million, one-year deal, according to a person familiar with the contract who spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because the move had not been announced. Associated Press

 
 
Updated 2/19/2021 12:29 PM

MESA, Ariz. -- The Cubs finalized a $1 million, one-year contract with reliever Brandon Workman on Thursday.

The 32-year-old right-hander can earn an additional $1 million in performance bonuses for games: $75,000 each for 30 and 35, $100,000 apiece for 40, 45 and 50, $125,000 apiece for 55 and 60; and $150,000 each for 65 and 70.

 

He also can earn $500,000 bonuses for days on the active roster: $125,000 each for 30 and 60, and $250,000 for 120.

Workman struggled last year, going 1-4 with a 5.95 ERA and nine saves in 21 appearances for Boston and Philadelphia. He was traded from the Red Sox to the Phillies in August.

But Workman was terrific in 2019 with Boston, going 10-1 with a 1.88 ERA in 73 appearances. He is 25-20 with a 3.89 ERA in 209 career games.

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